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and counting, says the columbus dispatch. from both campaigns this year, a sign of how critical ohio is. but president obama winning 18 electoral college votes could seal up a second term. for republican challenger mitt romney, ohio is do or die. and 1.6 million votes are in, either in person or paper absentees, with early voting continuing through the weekend and monday, that number will grow. both sides say that's an advantage to the obama campaign which expects to win the early vote. >> not getting as much attention are the efforts to assist the romney campaign get out the vote particularly with christian conservatives including roman catholics, a group of home school taught teens canvassing, targeting so-called values voters. >> that's why i encourage you to vote for mitt romney. >> statistics say evangelicals that didn't vote, and we were trying to get votes to those niche groups and making sure that they get out and make their voices heard. >> and even this late in ohio there are still undecides. >> and as they try to attack each other, i don't like that, so it makes, makes it kin
cleveland. will carry perhaps the core of columbus and will carry cincinnati. you have to look at the exurbs to see what happens there. these are places the republican can be counted on to get 60 to 70% of the vote. does the democrat cut into that margin by two or three or four points or not? or use the urban vote come up, city core vote come up three or four points to outweigh that. a couple of places to look interesting. if you go to ohio's earn border, you're talking coal country. as you know governor romney really pushed the coal issue pretty hard. we're talking about some issues like jefferson county ohio, which is where steubenville is, obama won that race by 76 votes i believe last time. watch for that to see if it flips back. i suspect it will go over into the red column or the other end of the state, go to defiance. defiance is republican country. there is general motors plant there though. will the auto bailout pay off there? remember defiance is where governor romney first made his comments about jeep jobs going to china. jon: ohio could be a long night there. what about new hamps
he could to get as many people out to the polls as possible. as he said in columbus he said not only was he going to do that work but he implored his supporters to do it as well. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. perhaps some of your friends and family have not made up their minds who they are going to vote for. when you talk to hem ask to go beyond the speeches and the ads and the attacks and look at the record. talk is cheap but a record is real and it's earned. bill: as promised, this what is we were waiting for ... martha: who are those two people? i don't recognize them from the back. bill: this is governor romney and his wife ann cast their ballot for ... you can take one guess what's happening there. this is in their hometown of massachusetts. it's a hotbed of democratic votes. i have to cut into those votes to have a chance in ohio. later he goes to pittsburgh. if you look at the mate was all red. a sea of red with one exception, that was allegheny county where president obama won there. governor romney will be there pat 3:00. martha: a lot of questions about pennsylvania.
off to columbus, ohio. followed by a stop in des moines, iowa, before ending the day in his hometown of chicago, where he will likely watch the election results come in. governor romney visiting battleground states including virginia, ohio, and new hampshire. we are also told that he will not be arriving in his hometown of belmont, massachusetts, until overnight tonight. what do the candidates campaign stops reveal about their strategies? and also what their internal polling tells him? joining me now is chris stirewalt. and michael brown. let me start with you. what does it tell us? >> it sounds like mitt romney is very eager to keep the path to the presidency to him open. that is to win ohio. if he can close what seems to be a persistent that small gap in ohio, his chances of winning the overall presidency are much higher. that's what he wants to do. megyn: michael, what does it say about mitt romney campaign on election day. something obama is not going to do. >> we are seeing a close election in multiple states. in the polling and in the public polling, we are saying the same thin
cleveland. tend to do well in the middle part of the street, franklin county, that is columbus. in the southwestern part of the state this will be a surprise to the republican party not only in hamilton county, cincinnati but also a republican party across the state. this is the county that they wanted to make blue and make it red again. had not been blue until 1964, it was reliably republican territory. but you lose votes down here when you don't win the county. the other area i want to point out is these are strong republican areas up in warren county. mitt romney did really well, 69% of the vote in that county alone. go back to 2004. you want to see what you need to win that state now? if president bush was at 72%. in a close race like this 2 and 3 points in counties like that can make the difference. mike tobin is live in columbus yet again this morning. mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, bill. if you want to look for a cause you can boil it down or simplify it to two words, auto bailout. and to back that up let's look at some of what we got from the exit poll.
out. in his last campaign event, the rally in ohio yesterday in columbus he appealed to people to get out to the polls themselves and find five other people to get out to the polls. he drew sharp contrast between his vision of america's future and the president's. >> he says it has to be this way. i say it can't stay this way. he's covering excuses. i'm offering a plan. [cheers and applause] >> i can't wait to get started. he's hoping we'll settle. but americans don't settle. we build, we aspire, we grow, we can do better, a better job, a better life for our kids, a bigger, better country. [cheers and applause] >> one group to pay attention to in ohio evangelical voters. 375,000 of them stayed home. there has been a massive operation to get gels ou evangelicals out to the polls. what everything-heard the enthusiasm among that group is up. compare 2012 to 2006 a romney adviser told me in 2006 in the off year elections in the congressional elections that they were out looking for voters and they said, yeah we're find -lg them, there just aren't that many of them. contrast that with this
you do. its true group of professionals. i wanted to talk about the polls. columbus dispatch in ohio has it toss-up, in the president's favor. tribune in pennsylvania does a poll that showing it tied up in pennsylvania. tied in pennsylvania! that was supposed to be in the president's column all along. in new hampshire we're told tied 48-48, again these are the latest polls of likely voters. >> we are in a heck of race. most exciting race since 2000. you and i talked about this last week. that is this. we knew that the storm was going to change the way and prevent us from seeing what is going underneath the polling during the storm was misleading or hard to do, harder to do anyway. with the storm passed and the recovery underway and people moving on to the election and thinking we see the contour of the race substantially the way it was a week ago. independents and president but independents helping romney into a slight lead. this race is very much alive going counsel to the wire with romney closing strong. >> let's talk about the independents, two polls today, politico and abc news s
in columbus, ohio. shannon bream at the republican watch party if des moines, iowa. good evening, shannon. >> reporter: hello, bret. well, republicans here in iowa are hoping that romney will pull off a somewhat unexpected win. there is something down ticket that could help him. in 2009, the state supreme court here legalized same-sex marriage. that motivated and mobilized conservatives and evangelical christians. they had three of the justices that signed on to the opinion removed. a fourth justice on the ballot. that is not all. control of the state senate is control by democrats. conservatives hope to win it back to give them control of the both state houses and enabling them to pass legislation to been a the same-sex marriage. if the evident to get out the vote on the same-sex marriage issue is successful, it could help romney. secretary of state here says there have been very few complaints about the voting irregularities. the biggest complaint is vote whose didn't get the "i voted" sticker. take it now to steve brown in ohio. >> reporter: hey, shannon. yes, in ohio, the polls close
president obama. 24% going for governor romney. mike tobin is live in columbus, ohio, now with more. mike? >> reporter: and, jon, to take your auto bailout point a step further, you look at the county-by-county breakdown in ohio, most of the state shows up red. mitt romney won most of the real estate in ohio, the president won the population centers, particularly in the northern part of the state. that's where the manufacturing is done, that's where the auto parts are made, that's where all the points about the auto bailout really hit home. there's another point that can't be ignored out here, and that's a court ruling that really seemed to contribute to the outcome. republicans here in ohio and the republican secretary of state wanted to close early voting in the weekend leading up to the election. the court said they couldn't do it. it was a big part of the democrats' ground game not just to get out the vote, but to get out the early vote. and we saw over the weekend the lines streaming out the door, people waiting in line two hours to cast a ballot between saturday and monday. there we
, according to what we are learning. we go live to columbus. mike, what you can report from there? good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ojaioans have been voting early and the returns show that president obama does have a lead here in ohio. the romney camp says they are not concerned, it is mauler than the lead over john mccain four years ago, they believe republicans will show up in greater numbers on election day and close that gap. you have both sides going into the home stretch, energized and optimistic about ohio. the personal contact, the door-knocking, the micro-targeting of vote rez, unlike anything seen in a previous campaign. the goal, to get out the vote. make sure no one from your base stays home or fails to cast a ballot on election day. there is the effort to persuade the handful of undecided voters. >> we are looking for the independents, the folk who is don't understand the issues or are not up on the issues and we are going to knock on doors and give them literature and talk to them and find out where they stand and hopefully, bring them on board with americans for
tallies. mike tobin live in columbus with more. mike. >> reporter: you know, megyn there is a piece of video that shows all the excitement and how much focus is on ohio. mitt romney and his chartered plane made the unscheduled election campaign stop in cleveland. while his plane was on the tarmac air force 2 goes by carrying the vice president. joe biden has been in ohio more than any other state in the union during the campaign process. 18 electoral votes up for grabs. you already know that. the people in ohio know that. they were packed at the polling centers before the doors opened at 6:30 this pwhoerpbg. i morning. it looked like they were selling the new iphone. it takes about an hour in ohio to get through the lines and cast your ballot. 8.5million voters in ohio, 1.8 million of them already cast a ballot. the rest of them were hounded by the campaign volunteers, from the state elections, local elections, national elections have melted down into two ground game juggernaut behemoths if you will tracking every single voter here in ohio on election day. megyn: mike tobin thank yo
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